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SubjectRe: Submitting patches for unmaintained areas (Solaris x86 UFS bug)
On Wed, Oct 13, 2004 at 01:10:10PM +0100, Alex Kiernan wrote:
> On Wed, 13 Oct 2004 12:06:29 +0100, Alex Kiernan <alex.kiernan@gmail.com> wrote:
> > I've run into a bug in the UFS reading code (on Solaris x86 the
> > major/minor numbers are in 2nd indirect offset not the first), so I've
> > patched it & bugzilled it
> > (http://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=3475).
> >
> > But where do I go from here? There doesn't seem to be a maintainer for
> > UFS so I can't send it there.
> >
>
> After advice from Alan (thanks), here's the patch which addresses the
> problem I'm seeing. Specifically it appears that on x86 Solaris stores
> the major/minor device numbers in the 2nd indirect block, not the
> first.

1) please, move old_encode_dev()/old_decode_dev() into your helper functions.
2) we could do a bit better now that we have large dev_t. What are complete
rules for
a) Solaris userland dev_t => on-disk data
b) major/minor => Solaris userland dev_t
on sparc and x86 Solaris?
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